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✱ Weekly Photograph #18 by Evan Troxel

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Looking Up

Frank Gehry's work is polarizing. This image was made the first time I visited the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. His is an architecture of possibility. I don't know about you, but I couldn't stop looking. Looking in every direction. This image is of a typical vantage point I find myself in when experiencing his firm's architecture, and I find that to be a wonderful thing.

They are clearly pushing to see how far they can take it with steel and glass details like these. Beyond that, they are one of the few firms that are including how the sky becomes part of the experience. Good architects use light. This takes it to another level. 

✱ Weekly Photograph #9 by Evan Troxel

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Margerie Glacier is accessible only via boat. It's in Glacier Bay in Alaska and it glows blue on cloudy days. Seven feet of solid ice calve off every day - that's how fast it moves. It was raining when I made this image from the deck of our boat. The color, texture, contrast, detail and geometry are amazing. Luckily it was overcast because the blue really pops.

We were lucky enough to see a ton of ice calve off the glacier that day. It's like lightning striking when it cracks off and thunders when it hits the ocean surface.

 

✱ Weekly Photograph #8 by Evan Troxel

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I made this image during a family hike on New Year's Day. We were hiking Evey Canyon in the local mountains and got caught in a hail storm. If you look closely you can see some ice in the image. These mushrooms were growing on a steep slope just above the trail and my son pointed them out. I started taking some macro shots and soon found myself alone - everyone kept on hiking and I was off in my own little world. I must have been there for over 10 minutes finding the right combination of depth of field and exposure. I got completely soaked.

These mushrooms are smaller than your pinky fingernail. I'm so glad we found them because it's easy to miss cool little things like these in our daily rush.

✱ Weekly Photograph #7 by Evan Troxel

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We recently went on a trip out to Shoshone, Death Valley, and one of the reasons I love to visit is there's a natural, warm spring swimming pool where 85 degree water endlessly runs right out of the ground into a concrete containment unit - a swimming pool. It then overflows at the other end into a drainage channel and continues on its way into the desert. 

My son likes to play in the water right where it enters the pool.